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University of Notre Dame President, Rev. John Jenkins, tests positive for COVID-19

The reverend was at the White House Supreme Court announcement last week and was criticized for not wearing a mask and shaking hands.

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University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The following statement was sent out to the campus from the university:

"During self-quarantine this week, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, learned that a colleague with whom he has been in regular contact tested positive for COVID-19. Fr. Jenkins was tested and found to be positive for COVID-19 too. As a result, he is entering an extended period of isolation as indicated by University medical personnel and county health officials. “My symptoms are mild and I will continue work from home,” Fr. Jenkins

The reverend attended the White House Supreme Court announcement last Saturday and was criticized for not wearing a mask and shaking hands.

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According to the Chicago Tribune, in a statement to students sent Monday, Rev. Jenkins apologized for not wearing a mask, saying, "I write to express my regret for certain choices I made that day and for failing to lead as I should have."

Jenkins' positive COVID test comes after President Donald Trump announced he and the first lady had been diagnosed with the virus. The first couple are experiencing mild symptoms and are isolated in the White House residence.